Predators beat Red Wings 3-2, take 2-1 series lead

Predators beat Red Wings 3-2, take 2-1 series lead (Image 1)
Predators beat Red Wings 3-2, take 2-1 series lead (Image 1)

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) – Shea Weber turned boos into silence with a goal early in the first period and the Nashville Predators held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

Henrik Zetterberg scored with just under a minute left to pull the Red Wings within one, but they couldn't tie the game to force overtime.

Weber, jeered for smashing Zetterberg's face into glass at the end of Game 1, snapped Nashville's 0 for 12 streak on the power play against the Red Wings and helped the franchise win its first playoff game against them on the road.

Detroit will need to win Tuesday night at home to avoid facing elimination in Game 5 at Nashville.

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